If I Cancel iCloud Storage, Will I Lose My Photos?

I'm going to upgrade my free plan soon, but I was wondering what would happen to my photos if I stopped paying. Storing photos on the cloud is the main reason I'm upgrading, so it's important for me to know beforehand.

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Myra· Answered on Apr 23, 2024

No, you won't lose your photos in 30 days after you cancel iCloud Storage or stop paying for iCloud Plan.

There are a few things you need to know before you upgrade or cancel iCloud storage:

  • You will have 30 days to renew your plan or download all the data from iCloud to your iPhone or PC. Otherwise, everything, all the synced data, including your iCloud photos, will be gone permanently after 30 days.
  • If you cancel your iCloud plan, you cannot access the extra storage capacity provided by the plan. However, you will still have the free 5GB of iCloud storage with every Apple ID.

Therefore, once you decide to cancel your iCloud Plan or stop paying for it, it is recommended that you download or back up your photos beforehand. Only in this way can you retain your data even if you can no longer access the iCloud storage.

To back up your iPhone photos, you can download photos from iCloud to your PC directly. You can also transfer all your photos from your iPhone to a PC or external hard drive. In this regard, EaseUS MobiMover is your helper, a professional iPhone data transfer tool that can back up your iPhone and transfer data between your iOS, Windows, Mac, and Android.

Step 1. Connect your device to your computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover.

Step 2. Choose Phone to PC > Photos. Select the path where to keep your photos.

Step 3. Click Transfer to start the photo transfer process.

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